Jenkins is great at telling me when there are updates available for Jenkins's core or when there are security vulnerabilities in plug-ins. This it does with a "nice-fat-red" number of vulnerabilities on the top of the web page when I am logged in. And when one clicks on that, you get a nice synopsis such as:
<https://i.stack.imgur.com/BviMV.png> (Yes, I've already updated my Jenkins instance to patch these issues, post screen-shot). However, I cannot find any system setting or plug-in which will notify me (presumably via email) when there is a core or plug-in update which is available to mitigate a vulnerability, or even when there are ANY updates to apply. I have used the CLI (via SSH) to find a way to list the plug-ins with updates available, as in this very hackish approach which relies on the formatting of the list-plugins command: $ ssh -l USER -p PORT JENKINS.domain list-plugins | egrep '\([0-9.]+\)' | sort ant Ant Plugin 1.9 (1.10) antisamy-markup-formatter OWASP Markup Formatter Plugin 1.5 (1.6) branch-api Branch API Plugin 2.5.3 (2.5.4) ... But I have not found any way via the CLI to: - distinguish between security updates and general/feature updates - identify core updates I've also looked at the jenkins log (/var/lib/jenkins/jenkins.log on Ubuntu) to no avail. *Specific question*: Is there a setting (and I've looked extensively) or plug-in (or even CLI method) which will provide the warnings / vulnerabilities without being forced to login to Jenkins' web interface and look manually? Yes, I'm subscribed to the "Security advisories" mailing list <https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/jenkinsci-advisories>, and while it provides indications of core updates w.r.t. vulnerabilities, it's not as helpful for plug-ins - that is, not only would I have to look at all the plug-ins that are listed as being patched, but it doesn't, AFAICT, tell me when there are unpatched vulnerabilities. *General question*: How should I go about ensuring that my Jenkins installation is automatically kept up-to-date, including all plug-ins? Ideally this would be with respect to security vulnerabilities only, leaving feature updates aside. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Jenkins Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to jenkinsci-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/jenkinsci-users/04730f67-7b82-43ff-8f2a-ee5ccc421170%40googlegroups.com.